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Remembering 9/11: Local Events

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The following is a collection of public events scheduled to take place in observance of 9/11. Do have an event to add? Please post any additional events in the comments section.

*Massachusetts Remembers, Sept. 11 from 3-5 p.m.: This event, sponsored by WBUR and WCVB, is a two-hour tribute at the DCR Hatch Shell will include readings, interfaith prayers and remembrances, as well as performances from the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble and Boston Children's Chorus.




  • Memorial march and ceremony, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.: A procession of Massachusetts firefighters will march to the State House, where a memorial for the fallen firefighters will take place.
  • Flag lowering, moment of silence and reading of names, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m.: Massachusetts State House lawn
  • Wreath laying ceremony, Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m.: Boston Public Garden, Arlington Street entrance side
  • Boston University 9/11 events, Sept. 11 from noon to 7 p.m.: Boston University, in conjunction with the school's Marsh Chapel, will host events including a moment of observance (including a reading from Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy), interdenominational service and readings throughout the day.


  • Memorial observance, Sept. 11: Braintree will hold ceremonies beginning at 1 p.m. at Braintree Town Hall.


  • Memorial ceremony, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m.: Brockton will hold a ceremony at City Hall Plaza.


Fundraising Events


  • Beyond the 11th Bike Ride, Sept. 9-11: This bike ride is to raise money for widows in Afghanistan. There is a three-day bike ride from ground zero in New York City to Boston, and a one-day, 25-mile event riding to the finish line.

Cape Cod:

Volunteering Opportunities



Arts Events


  • A Concert for Project Hope, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.: The concert is to remember Paige Farley Hackel and those lost on 9/11. Musical guests include James Montgomery and friends, as well as surprise guests from the Boston music scene.
  • Harvard:
    • 9/11 Photography Exhibit, Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m.: The Fruitlands Museum will unveil its latest exhibit, "Witness to Global Conflict: 9/11 and Beyond," during a ceremony.


    • Our Story Our Lives, Sept. 11, 2-5 p.m.: Storytelling, music and dance to remember those lost from 9/11.


    • 9/11 Community concert, Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m.: The Plymouth Philharmonic and the Plymouth Public Library will hold a concert featuring orchestra and choral performances of American standards and a sing-along on the front lawn of the Plymouth Public Library.


    • "The Guys," Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.: The Wellesley Summer Theatre presents a staged reading of this 9/11-themed play, about one journalist's attempts to help a fire chief write eulogies about the men he lost to 9/11.


    • Mass Remembers Voices of Hope, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.: Professionals, community and children's choirs will perform at Institute Park.
    • 13th Annual Pet Rock Festival, Sept. 11, noon to 5 p.m.: This day-long animal expo will feature a 9/11 animal tribute with demonstrations from local police departments and recuse organizations. The festival takes place at the Quinsigamond Community College.


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